Are you? Amidst all craziness and with all the ups and downs I’m experiencing these days I can say with all my heart that I do. I love the sun waking me up in the morning, I love to see my boys’ faces all ready to start the day and hearing their chitchat two seconds after opening their eyes and then I love waiting for the day to unfold. Everything comes rolling in bringing little things on my doorstep one after another. And I do believe that it’s the little things that make up life. Some are bad and some are good. Some simply are. The little things that we overlook while waiting for the big THING that will brighten our day. Not to say that there aren’t big things that take us three miles up into the stratosphere occasionally but should we wait for them could mean that life is passing us by. Just like that. With all its little miracles. And there are plenty. Look around.
Albert Einstein said “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is”. The day was not as you envision it? Fret not as there is another one just around the corner. Don’t hold back this time. The things that come rolling into your life, whether they bring joy or grief of one kind or another should be properly greeted. And even marveled at. Whether good all bad, they will all pass. And they’ll all have taught you something by the times they did. What’s left behind is you, as every little thing that you experience adds to who you are and become. A wiser you.
And no, there is no sign “Tread gently” anywhere. That’s also part of discovering life and learning its intricate ways. And quite frankly, what better way to learn to tread gently than walking over some hot coals…what’s the miracle in that one? Simply getting to the other side and having lived to tell the story.